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Basketball

NCAA REPRIMANDS NDIAYE: The NCAA publicly reprimanded former University of North Carolina basketball player Makhtar Ndiaye for falsely accusing Utah's Britton Johnsen of uttering a racial slur at him during a Final Four game in March.

After UNC's loss to Utah in the tournament's semifinals, Ndiaye said Johnsen used the slur several times during the game. Ndiaye later retracted the accusation and apologized to Johnsen.

"Mr. Ndiaye's action was unacceptable and violated the principle of good sporting behavior that is expected of participants in intercollegiate athletics," said University of Kentucky Athletic Director C.M. Newton, chairman of the NCAA's Division I men's basketball committee.

Hockey

AVALANCHE HIRE HARTLEY: The Colorado Avalanche, stunned by Marc Crawford's resignation last week, hired Bob Hartley as their new coach.

Boxing

BOWE INDICTED: Former undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe was indicted for allegedly abducting his estranged wife and their five children from their suburban Charlotte, N.C., home and driving them to Virginia.

TATE WAS HIGH ON COCAINE: Former WBA heavyweight champion John Tate was high on cocaine when he slammed his pickup truck into a utility pole in April and died, a medical examiner said.

Football

REGGIE WANTS TO START: His back is still hurting and he hasn't been able to join his teammates at minicamp, so the Green Bay Packers don't know what role Reggie White will play next season.

One thing the NFL's career sacks leader is adamant about is that he won't be a backup in his 14th and final season.

RAVENS WAIVE TESTAVERDE: Vinny Testaverde was waived by the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh stepped in as the team's quarterback.

- Bryan Cox, the outspoken linebacker who was a disappointment in Chicago, was released by the Bears.

- The St. Louis Rams released Robert Jones, their starting middle linebacker last season.

Golf

UGA SENIOR MATCH PLAY: Glen Hatch, the defending champion, fired a course-record 62 Tuesday at the Lakeside Golf Course in West Bountiful to advance to the quarterfinals of the UGA Senior Match Play Cham-pi-on-ship.

Hatch eliminated veteran Arlen Peacock, but even the 62 didn't make for an easy victory. Hatch got off to a scintillating start with three straight birdies, but Peacock stayed right with him.

After the sixth hole, Hatch was four under and Peacock three under, but the latter couldn't keep up with the hot-putting Hatch as the match wore on.

The match ended on the 14th hole, but they played the remainder of the holes so Hatch could break the previous course mark by two strokes.